'Embarrassed' Ben Affleck Admits to Asking PBS to Hide Slave-Owning Ancestor's Past

April 22, 2015 1:46 AM

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An "embarrassed" Ben Affleck admitted Tuesday that he asked producers of the PBS documentary show "Finding Your Roots" to edit out the discovery that one of his distant ancestors owned slaves.

The revelation came to light this week after emails about Affleck's shame were published online by whistleblower site WikiLeaks, which obtained tens of thousands of emails and private documents retrieved when Sony Pictures Entertainment was hacked last year.

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